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RE Programming

There are a variety of ways that children and families can participate in the ERUUF community and find meaningful connections to religious education, support and fellowship.

All children and youth participating in these programs need to be registered through the annual registration form.


Sunday morning Religious Education classes

R.E. classes for ages 2 years old through sixth grade meet at 9:15 am. Class for ages 4 years old through senior high school meet during the 11:15 am service. Each class is led by a team of 4 volunteer teachers. Curricula are specific to each age group.


Our Whole Lives (OWL) - NOTE - Classes are full for 2017-2018 and registration has been closed.  

This is a sexuality education program co-created by Unitarian Universalists and the United Church of Christ.  OWL offers honest, age-appropriate, accurate information about sexuality.  It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. The classes create safe spaces for important conversations and are so much fun!  For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer OWL for 1st grade, 5th grade, and 8th grade.  

Read more on OWL

# of SessionsTime of YearNon-member
 1st Grade 10, Sunday afternoons January-April $150
 5th Grade 10, Sunday afternoons August-November $150
 8th Grade 26, 11:00am-12:30pm, Sundays August-May $300

Important Notes*

Because these are resource-intensive programs, we ask that non-pledging Friends and other non-members contribute the fees listed above for participating in the program. Needs based scholarships may be available upon request.

Other Notes:

  • Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
  • All programs require 90% attendance to participate.
  • Program enrollment closes after the first class.

Questions? Contact:

  • 1st grade, 5th grade:
  • 8th grade:

 You must also fill out a simple online request form for the OWL Program. Links provided in the registration form above.

Coming of Age

For 9th and 10th graders, Coming of Age enables youth to grow into their personal beliefs and deepen their Unitarian Universalist faith through workshops, retreats, group trips and social action/community service projects. Each participant connects with an adult mentor from the congregation who supports the participant’s self-discovery over the course of the year. 

Program Cost: $800 -  includies all retreats and the Boston Heritage trip.  Scholarships are available. 

Please contact the Youth Ministry Coordinator for more COA information. 


Middle School Youth Group (MSYG) Grades 6-8

Meets twice a month on Sunday afternoons from 1-3 pm. Middle school youth share a variety of fun, educational and service activities in a supportive, inclusive group. 

Questions? Contact the Youth Ministry Coordinator.


High School Youth Group (HSYG) Grades 9-12

Meets weekly at 11:15 in the CARE Building. Youth decide on and participate in social outings, social justice projects, learning experiences, and leadership opportunities, and are supported by the Youth Ministry Coordinator and adult advisors.

Questions? Contact the Youth Ministry Coordinator.


Religious Eduction Ministry Team

A shared ministry group responsible for the planning and oversight of the Religious Education program and special events and activities at ERUUF. Led by the Director of Religious Education, the REM Team sets the priorities, mission, and big picture vision for the R.E. program.  Director of Religious Education contact:

Parents Group

The mission of the ERUUF Parents Group is to support a nurturing community of families through the promotion of friendship, learning, and spiritual development for parents and children. In additional to occasional special events during the year, we host a list-serv and a potluck / social on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Contact Chair Elizabeth Hambourger for more information: